# descr

##### descr (or descriptives)

This function provides a number of descriptives about your data, similar to what SPSS's DESCRIPTIVES (often called with DESCR) does.

- Keywords
- univariate

##### Usage

```
descr(x, digits = 4, errorOnFactor = FALSE,
include = c("central tendency", "spread", "range",
"distribution shape", "sample size"),
maxModes = 1,
t = FALSE, conf.level=.95,
quantileType = 2);
```

##### Arguments

- x
The vector for which to return descriptives.

- digits
The number of digits to round the results to when showing them.

- errorOnFactor
Whether to show an error when the vector is a factor, or just show the frequencies instead.

- include
Which elements to include when showing the results.

- maxModes
Maximum number of modes to display: displays "multi" if more than this number of modes if found.

- t
Whether to transpose the dataframes when printing them to the screen (this is easier for users relying on screen readers).

- conf.level
Confidence of confidence interval around the mean in the central tendency measures.

- quantileType
The type of quantiles to be used to compute the interquartile range (IQR). See

`quantile`

for more information.

##### Details

Note that R (of course) has many similar functions, such as `summary`

,
`describe`

in the excellent `psych`

package.

The Hartigans' Dip Test may be unfamiliar to users; it is a measure of uni- vs. multidimensionality, computed by `dip.test`

from the `dip.test`

package. Depending on the sample size, values over .025 can be seen as mildly indicative of multimodality, while values over .05 probably warrant closer inspection (the p-value can be obtained using `dip.test`

; also see Table 1 of Hartigan & Hartigan (1985) for an indication as to critical values).

##### Value

A list of dataframes with the requested values.

##### References

Hartigan, J. A.; Hartigan, P. M. The Dip Test of Unimodality. Ann. Statist. 13 (1985), no. 1, 70--84. doi:10.1214/aos/1176346577. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aos/1176346577.

##### See Also

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
descr(mtcars$mpg);
# }
```

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